The Basics of Throwing

Cohen, Dave

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A back-to-basics approach to throwing, covering the fundamental principles and the movements of the clay on the wheel. This is a very simple but exceptionally thorough manual for beginners working up to intermediary level, from how to centre the clay through to assembling teapots and using throwing in a more creative way. Num Pages: 144 pages, 100+, photos & line drawings, colour throughout. BIC Classification: WFA; WFS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 246 x 189 x 12. Weight in Grams: 458. . 2008. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: A back-to-basics approach to throwing, covering the essential and fundamental principles. Looking at each movement in depth in the beginning stages, examining the way the clay moves and the pressures needed to control it. This book will cover all the crucial parts of learning to throw for beginners, centring the clay, making a cylinder, developing shapes from the basic cylinder form (i.e. jugs, bowls etc.), and the importance of design and proportion in forms. The book uses lots of very clear photographs in step-by-step sequences using arrows to show exactly how the clay is moving and controlled so that the beginner gets a full understanding of the process. Finally, there will be a section examining the work of specific potters, looking at how they have developed their work, along with a critique of their use of form and decoration.

About the Author: Dave Cohen is a professional ceramic craft person, who has taught at many art institutions. He was a lecturer in ceramics at Edinburgh College of Art, and was Head of Ceramics at Glasgow School of Art for 5 years, as well as visiting lecturer at many places around the world in the USA and Israel. In America he has lectured over the years at many places, including the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, the Maryland Institute of Art and Design in Baltimore, Iowa State University and many community colleges in Portland Oregon. He has previously written A Visual Language for A&C Black. His work has been shown in many exhibitions around the world, and he has had several solo shows in Scotland. Now in his seventies, he continues to work from his studio at home in North Berwick, Scotland.

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